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The best smart home sensors for Alexa

By Jennifer Pattison Tuohy This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutters independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Engadget may earn affiliate commission. Read the full guide to smart home sens...

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Runkeeper drops its Wear OS app due to a ‘buggy experience‘

Add Runkeeper to the list of companies dropping their smartwatch apps -- albeit not for the usual reasons. The developer is warning customers that its scrapping its Wear OS app as of the 9.13 release. Its just not able to deliver the best exper...

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Drako‘s GTE electric supercar will be a four-motor, 1,200HP monster

The new Tesla Roadster wont be the only wildly overpowered electric supercar arriving in the near future. Drako Motors (a startup created by Barracuda Networks co-founder Dean Drako) has unveiled the GTE, an electric sedan thats built to take on t...

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‘Travis Strikes Again‘ comes to PC and PS4 on October 17th

You wont have to own a Switch to play a modern take on the No More Heroes universe. Suda51s Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes Complete Edition is now slated to launch on PC (via Steam) and PS4 October 17th. The expanded title includes both the...

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IKEA creates a business unit devoted to smart home tech

Its clear by now that IKEA is serious about smart home tech between its Sonos-powered speakers and connected lights, but the home furniture giant wants to formalize that commitment. It just established a full-fledged Home Smart business unit that,...

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US will reportedly give Huawei another temporary reprieve

Huawei hasnt had any luck reversing the US trade ban despite promises of removing some restrictions. It might be a long while before the company is forced to cut all its ties, however. Reuters sources have claimed the Commerce Department is expect...

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Beto O‘Rourke wants to hold internet companies liable for hate speech

If some politicians have their way, internet companies might be held responsible for hate that exists on their platform. Presidential candidate Beto ORourke has proposed amending the Communication Decency Acts Section 230, which protects internet...

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The next Apple Watch may come in titanium and ceramic models

Apple Watch Series 4 appeared to mark the death of the Edition line, but those luxurious models might be ready to come roaring back. iHelp BR said it has discovered animations in the watchOS 6 beta that reference not just the previously rumored retu...

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Behind the wheel of VW‘s electric dune buggy prototype

Pebble Beach seems a bit too fancy for a dune buggy. But as I slowly roll down 17 Mile road behind the wheel of Volkswagens latest electric concept car while trailing supercars, priceless vintage vehicles and RVs, folks alongside the road are ta...

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The Morning After: The struggles of Formula 1‘s underdogs

Welcome to your weekend. Work email is off and its time to enjoy the summer weekend. Maybe thatll include a new pair of wireless noise-canceling headphones from Bose, maybe itll include applying for some free money from Google. You could also get...

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Ask Engadget: I‘m a student trying to find my first job or internship

The support shared among readers in the comments section is one of the things we love most about the Engadget community. Over the years, weve known you to offer sage advice on everything from Chromecasts and cameras to drones and smartphones. In fac...

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Korg Volca Modular synth review: As weird as it is affordable

This review is a little different. Normally when Engadget reviews something, were bringing years of experience and expertise to the table. But not here. The Volca Modular is a semimodular, West Coast-style synthesizer. And until I received this revi...

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Lawmakers urge the FCC to seek public input on T-Mobile / Sprint merger

T-Mobile and Sprint found a powerful ally in FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, who officially endorsed the merger after the DOJs conditional approval in August. In fact, Pai asked the FCCs commissioners to vote in favor of the deal, and the two Republican mem...

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YouTube Originals will be free to watch starting on September 24th

Earlier this year, YouTube promised to make its original shows -- exclusive to paying Premium members at the moment -- available to the public as ad-supported programming. Now, the Google subsidiary is staying true to its word and making all original...

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Nintendo will replace a newly purchased Switch with newer model

Switch owners may be able to replace their consoles with the model that has better battery life if its only been a month or less since theyve purchased their device. According to some posts on Reddit, Nintendo of America has been telling customers...

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YouTube is testing paid online hangs with influencers

Google is expertimenting with an events-focused crowdfunding service for YouTube creators, according to a recent report from Variety. The new effort, called Fundo, allows YouTubers to set up online meet and greet sessions and other events that fans c...

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Judge orders Georgia to ditch ‘vulnerable‘ voting machines by 2020

A federal judge has ordered Georgia to stop using its old, vulnerable paperless voting machines by next year. US District Court Judge Amy Totenberg will allow the state to use the machines for special and municipal elections in November, accepting...

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Air travelers entering US face long delays as CBP computers crash

Air travellers entering the US were delayed on Friday after a computer issue prevented customs officials from processing their immigration information. The CBP is reportedly investigating the problem but have yet to identify the cause.

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Hitting the Books: How big tech might monopolize AI

Welcome to Hitting the Books. With less than one in five Americans reading just for fun these days, weve done the hard work for you by scouring the internet for the most interesting, thought provoking books on science and technology we can find and...

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Amazon sent 20 order confirmations to the wrong people

Twenty Amazon customers in the US had their order updates sent via email to the wrong person thanks to a technical issue. Amazon confirmed the snafu after a report from TechCrunch exposed the issue. In addition to an individuals order, these email...

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Blocks ends its modular smartwatch project after running out of money

Blocks years-long quest to build a modular smartwatch has come to an unfortunate end. The company has revealed (including through a private Kickstarter post) that its liquidating assets after running out of cash. The company had been looking for...

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Best Buy‘s weekend sale takes up to 200 off the pricey iPad Pro (updated)

Best Buy is running another massive 3-day weekend sale. If that sounds familiar, its because the retailer slashed prices just a few weeks ago. This time around, Best Buy is cutting prices on the latest entry-level MacBook Pro and MacBook Air. Its o...

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Google pulls 85 Android apps with particularly obnoxious adware

Google has removed 85 apps from the Google Play store after security researchers at Trend Micro found a particularly annoying adware scheme hiding inside.The adware, called AndroidOS_Hidenad.HRXH, was embedded in fully functioning photography and gam...

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24 hours with the Samsung Galaxy Note 10+

Very early yesterday morning, I picked up a shiny new Galaxy Note 10+ (in that trippy Aura Glow finish, no less). Well have our full review completed soon, but after 24 hours of fiddling with it, there are a few features and flourishes that are wort...

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